Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive

Find below an archive of the most recent talks at the IoA. Click on the title for full details including abstract and attached presentation where available. For a full list of previous talks, please click the link under each section.

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
The repeating fast radio burst FRB 121102: a long time ago in a galaxy far-far away Jason Hessels (Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy and University of Amsterdam) 19 January 2017
The LMC - A large and messy neighbour Denis Erkal (IoA, Cambridge 1 December 2016
Phase-resolved spectroscopy of the discs and the jets in the Galactic microquasar SS433 Katherine Blundell (University of Oxford) 24 November 2016
Detecting and Characterising Giant Planets with Direct Imaging Beth Biller (IfA, University of Edinburgh) 17 November 2016
The Observational Quest for the Earliest Galaxies: Progress & Challenges Richard Ellis (ESO/UCL) 10 November 2016

Previous Sackler Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound Daniel Eisenstein (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) 27 October 2016
The Growth of Supermassive Black Holes From Seeds to Maturity Jenny Greene (Princeton University) 5 November 2015
The Search for Earth 2.0 Sara Seager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 4 December 2014
Fatal fate - a gas cloud on its way towards Galactic Center black hole Stefan Gillessen (MPE) 31 October 2013
Is the Earth Rare? Jim Kasting (Penn State University) 8 November 2012

Previous Eddington Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Kepler, the Architectures of Exoplanet Systems & Implications for Planet Formation Eric Ford (Penn State University) 10 March 2016
Ghostly Galaxies: exploring the universe with the Dragonfly Telescope Pieter Van Dokkum (Yale) 12 March 2015
Galaxy Evolution in 3-D Professor Lisa Kewley (ANU) 13 February 2014
The Turbulent Environment of Planet Formation Phil Armitage (Colorado) 7 March 2013
Galaxies Viewed as Collections of Individual Stars Professor Julianne Dalcanton, University of Washington 8 March 2012